Setenil de las Bodegas: An Andalucian Town Built Under a Rock Reply

Setenil las Bodegas

Living in a cave sounds like a big adventure. But in this town, it’s everyday life. For centuries, Setenil de las Bodegas inhabitants have been building their homes in the rocky cliffs.

Nina Strochlic writes for The Daily Beast, January 2, 2014–Saying someone lives under a rock isn’t exactly a compliment. But for the 3,000 residents of Setenil de las Bodegas, it’s a simple fact of life. The Spanish town, one of Andalucia’s “Pueblos Blancos,” is built on a cliff with a rocky overhang. City streets are dotted with buildings that use the looming rock as roofs to cover their white-washed facades, and sometimes the entire road is covered by the rock’s shadow. This location has served the city well for centuries as protection from the sun and invaders.

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